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Kensington Glass Arts Opens New Richmond Facility

September 28, 2021

Kensington Glass Arts Inc., a Mid-Atlantic glass manufacturer, commercial glazier and distributor of architectural glass, announced the opening of a fabricated glass distribution hub and contract glazing field office in Richmond, Virginia.

Lisec Breaks Its Order Intake Record

September 28, 2021

This year has been a successful year for LiSEC: For the second time in 2021, the company has managed to hit a monthly order intake volume of more than $ 35 million. This success clearly shows that LiSEC's “all.in.one:solutions” approach is winning over customers, say officials.

Assa Abloy to Acquire Arran Isle Ltd in the UK

September 28, 2021

Assa Abloy signed a definitive agreement to acquire Arran Isle, a designer, manufacturer and distributor of door and window hardware in the UK and Ireland. The acquisition is subject to regulatory approval and customary closing conditions and is expected to close during the fourth quarter of 2021.

Tom Klutho Joins Tubelite as Client Development Manager for Louisiana and Mississippi

September 28, 2021

Tubelite Inc. welcomed Tom Klutho as a client development manager serving Louisiana and Mississippi. Klutho reports directly to Tubelite’s regional sales manager Terry Robinholt. They work closely with glazing contractors and architectural teams across the region to assist with storefront, curtain wall, entrances and daylight control systems.

Total Construction Starts Decline in August

September 28, 2021

Total construction starts fell 9 percent in August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $782.8 billion, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. Nonresidential building starts fell 13 percent.

Jim Ellsworth to Retire from GRECO

September 27, 2021

Greco Architectural Metal Products today announced that Jim Ellsworth, the firm’s previous president for U.S. operations, will retire effective Oct. 1.

Body Language Expert Janine Driver Reprising Role as Keynote Speaker at FGIA Hybrid Fall Conference

September 27, 2021

Author and body language expert Janine Driver will reprise her role as event keynote speaker at the 2021 Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance Hybrid Fall Conference Oct. 18-21. Driver, who spoke previously at an Association event in 2017, will share her expertise with both in-person and virtual audiences at the conference.

ABI Continues Growth as Firms Report Strong Business Conditions Despite Delta Variant

September 27, 2021

Architecture firm billings remained strong in August, with an Architecture Billings Index score of 55.6; any score over 50 indicates billings growth. Despite some concerns about the ongoing impact of the Delta variant, most firms are continuing to report robust business conditions. Firms also reported that they continue to receive many inquiries into new projects, and that the value of contracts that they are signing for new design work is still growing.

Guardian Glass Adds Super Jumbo Coating Capability at Carleton, Michigan Plant

September 21, 2021

Guardian Glass announced the company is now producing 130-by-240-inch, or “super jumbo,” SunGuard coatings on clear or Guardian UltraClear float glass at its Carleton, Michigan, facility.

NSG Group Partners with Convergent Energy + Power on Battery Storage System

September 21, 2021

Convergent Energy + Power a provider of battery storage solutions in North America, announced that the industrial-scale battery storage system it developed for NSG Group's Pilkington laminated glass plant in Collingwood, Ontario, is operational. The 5 MW / 10 MWh battery energy storage system is the first within NSG Group.